Friday 19 February 2021 / 11:32 AM Tulip Siddiq

Children in care in unregulated accommodation – Tulip Siddiq responds

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to children in care being placed in unregulated accommodation, said:

“All children need a safe place to call home, yet some of the most vulnerable are effectively being cast aside because there isn’t enough capacity in the care system.

“After a year of consultation, the Government still hasn’t realised that most looked after children in unregulated accommodation are over 15. Their proposed solution is yet another sticking plaster that won’t address the problem.

“We need a clear plan to rebuild children’s social care after this pandemic and ensure that no child is left behind.”